Madeleine Kearns has performed internationally as a soloist. She has sung for the Cathedral Choir of St John the Divine and at the University Club in NYC, as well as at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Kearns graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of St Andrews, minoring in music with distinction in concert performance. During this time she maintained competitive vocal scholarships and performed nationally as part of a soprano/organ duo. Kearns sang soprano for the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir with whom she has toured, recorded multiple CDs and participated in masterclasses with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Paul Mealor.
Kearns made her operatic debut as Galatea in Acis and Galatea for ‘Byre Opera’ (formerly ‘St Andrews Opera’), for which she was acclaimed as “one to watch” by Friends of Scottish Opera and commended by Opera Scotland. She was nominated for best female voice and at the Gilbert and Sullivan UniFest awards in Harrogate for her lead role in The Sorcerer, where the adjudicators also commended her comedic talent.
Kearns has performed lead roles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including extracts from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Bizet’s Carmen. She has completed two short courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she also attended the Junior Drama School.